General Services Administration May 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions
Document Number: 2015-13057
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Notice of Public Meeting Concerning the General Services Administration's Request for Information on Business Due Diligence
Document Number: 2015-13016
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The purpose of this public meeting is to present information related to the government's analysis of responses to the General Services Administration's (GSA) Request for Information (RFI) on Business Due Diligence for Acquisition Involving Government Information or Information Systems, dated December 12, 2014. The meeting will focus on the problem of supply chain security, potential solution(s), and a path forward to initializing operation of the solution(s).
Federal Procurement Data System Product Service Code Manual Update
Document Number: 2015-12891
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces that the Product and Service Codes (PSC) Manual, which provides codes to describe products, services, and research and development purchased by the government, is in the process of being updated. The General Services Administration (GSA), which maintains the PSC Manual, is in the process of updating the manual. The update includes the addition, deletion or revisions of codes. The revised PSC Manual will be effective October 1, 2015 (FY 2016).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Document Number: 2015-12560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order ``Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'', which is designed to improve contractor compliance with labor laws and increase efficiency and cost savings in Federal contracting. The Executive Order (E.O.) requires that prospective and existing contractors disclose certain labor violations and that contracting officers, in consultation with labor compliance advisors, consider the disclosures, including any mitigating circumstances, as part of their decision to award or extend a contract. The E.O. directs agencies to include clauses in their contracts that require similar disclosures by certain subcontractors so their prime contractors can also consider labor violations when determining the responsibility of subcontractors. The E.O. further requires that processes be established to assist contractors and subcontractors to come into compliance with labor laws. To achieve paycheck transparency for workers, the E.O. requires contractors and subcontractors to provide individuals with information each pay period regarding how they are paid and to provide notice to those workers whom they treat as independent contractors. The E.O. also addresses arbitration of employee claims. This proposed rule, and proposed Guidance being issued simultaneously by the Department of Labor (DOL), are intended to implement the E.O.'s requirements.
Submission to OMB for Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Contract Financing Final Payment (GSA Form 1142 Release of Claims)
Document Number: 2015-12761
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement and the reinstatement of GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims, regarding final payment under construction and building services contract. GSA Form 1142 was inadvertently deleted as part of the rewrite of GSAR regulations on Contract Financing. GSA Contracting Officers have used this form to achieve uniformity and consistency in the release of claims process. A notice published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 10648 on February 27, 2015. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Contractors Performing Private Security Functions
Document Number: 2015-12623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the distinction between DoD and non-DoD agency areas of operation applicable for the use of FAR clause ``Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States'' and provide a definition of ``full cooperation'' within the clause.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Conference Calls
Document Number: 2015-12210
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of these conference calls is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). This notice provides the schedule for a series of conference calls, supplemented by Web meetings, for two task groups of the Committee. The conference calls are open for the public to listen in. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Unique Item Identification (UID)
Document Number: 2015-12208
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove the GSAR clause Unique Item Identification.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR; Information Collection; Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace
Document Number: 2015-11749
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug- Free Workplace.
Modernizing the Federal Supply Schedule Program: Standardization of Part Number Data
Document Number: 2015-11534
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) of the General Services Administration (GSA) is publishing this notice in order to clarify the structured data elements required under the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program price list clause.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans
Document Number: 2015-11533
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding preparation, submission, and negotiation of subcontracting plans. This information collection will ensure that small and small, disadvantaged business concerns are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in negotiated procurements. The Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of the Subcontracting Plans provision requires for all negotiated solicitations, having an anticipated award value over $650,000 ($1,500,000 for construction), the submission of a subcontracting plan with an offeror's proposal.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractor's Qualifications and Financial Information (GSA Form 527)
Document Number: 2015-11532
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Contractor's Qualifications and Financial Information (GSA Form 527).
Public Buildings Service; Information Collection; Application/Permit for Use of Space in Public Buildings and Grounds, GSA Form 3453
Document Number: 2015-11530
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the Application/Permit for Use of Space in Public Buildings and Grounds, GSA Form 3453.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; GSA Mentor-Protégé Program
Document Number: 2015-11525
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection concerning the GSA Mentor- Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program, in the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM).
Federal Travel Regulation; Enhancement of Privately Owned Vehicle and Rental Vehicle Policy
Document Number: 2015-11459
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by requiring agencies to have an internal policy for determining whether to authorize a privately owned vehicle (POV), as opposed to a rental car, in conjunction with temporary duty travel (TDY). Further, this rule specifies that travelers, who have been authorized to travel via common carrier or rental car, and choose to use a POV instead, will be reimbursed at the applicable POV mileage rate. Additionally, this rule adds specific provisions addressing the type of rental vehicles travelers must use, pre-paid refueling options, and other rental car surcharges. Finally, this rule makes certain miscellaneous corrections, where applicable.
Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities; Announcement of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-11306
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons
Document Number: 2015-11231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive branch policy in the President's Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements of the Executive Order (E.O.) 13693 of March 25, 2015, Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade. E.O. 13693 subsumes both E.O. 13423 of January 24, 2007, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management as well as E.O. 13514 of October 5, 2009, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.
Information Collection; Novation/Change of Name Requirements
Document Number: 2015-11074
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Novation/Change of Name Requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2015-11032
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-82, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-11031
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Enhancements to Past Performance Evaluation Systems
Document Number: 2015-11030
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to accommodate the recent merger of the Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) and the Construction Contractor Appraisal Support System (CCASS) modules within the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) database.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts
Document Number: 2015-11029
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. This section provides additional requirements relative to the review and justification of pass-through contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Equal Employment and Affirmative Action for Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities
Document Number: 2015-11028
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement final rules issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor (DOL) relating to equal opportunity and affirmative action for veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82; Introduction
Document Number: 2015-11027
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowances-Requirement To Report Agency Payments for Relocation
Document Number: 2015-10631
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The purpose of this notice is to inform agencies that FTR Bulletin 15-04, pertaining to the Requirement to Report Agency Payments for Relocation, is now available online at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Transactional Data Reporting; Extension of Time for Comments
Document Number: 2015-10637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule on March 4, 2015, amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to include clauses that would require vendors to report transactional data from orders and prices paid by ordering activities. This includes orders placed against both Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract vehicles and GSA's non-FSS contract vehiclesGovernment-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and Government- wide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quality (IDIQ) contracts. For FSS vehicles, the clause would be introduced in phases, beginning with a pilot for select products and commoditized services. The new clause will be paired with changes to the basis of award monitoring requirement of the existing price reductions clause, resulting in a burden reduction for participating FSS contractors. This rulemaking does not apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) FSS contract holders. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments for GSAR Case 2013- G504, Transactional Data Reporting, to May 11, 2015.
Notice of the General Services Administration's Labor-Management Relations Council Meeting
Document Number: 2015-10454
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's Labor-Management Relations Council (GLMRC), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S. C., App., and Executive Order 13522, plans to hold two meetings that are open to the public.
Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Business Size Representation
Document Number: 2015-10361
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size representation. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 8651 on February 18, 2015. No comments were received.